Currently Reading: “And Tango Makes Three”

This week’s Currently Reading story is And Tango Makes Three written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, and illustrated by Henry Cole. It is a sweet, true story about two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo who became a couple and were given a unique chance. While the other penguin couples made their nests and laid eggs, Roy and Silo made a nest but were unable to lay an egg. When another penguin couple laid two eggs, the zoo gave the extra egg to Roy and Silo to hatch.

Activity:

Make your own penguin family!

You will need:

  1. Black construction paper
  2. White construction paper
  3. Cream construction paper
  4. Scissors
  5. Glue

Step One:

Fold a white paper in half and trace two ovals, one larger than the other, and cut it out.

 

Step Two:

Unfold the cut-out and retrace it on another white paper to get rid of the crease.

Step Three:

Using the white cut-out as a template, trace on black paper the same shape as the white paper, but a few inches away. On the lower sides, cut out slanted triangles for the penguin’s flippers.

 

Step Four:

For the feet, cut out umbrella shapes for the feet and a small triangle for the nose. Glue together, then draw on the eyes. If you would like to add an egg to the penguin family, I used the same paper as I had for the feet and nose, and simply cut out a circular shape.

 

 

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